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TSMC to move CoWoS-L technology to commercial production in 2 years

TSMC's CoWoS-L is the latest CoWoS process variant, and is expected to kick off commercial production in 2023-2024, according to industry sources. The offering is designed to target AI-specific training chips......»»

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IC design houses bracing for cutback in orders from China handset brands

Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly LCD driver IC firms continue to see their China-based handset clients decelerate their pace of orders, bracing for a potential cutback in the orders for the rest of this year, according to industry sources......»»

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Acer enjoys robust commercial notebook sales

Acer has enjoyed robust commercial notebook sales despite the impact of inflation and the Russia-Ukraine war on its overall sales performance, according to company CEO and chairman Jason Chen. Acer's eco-friendly green PCs are also seeing growth......»»

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Mobo, graphics card makers to post substantial shipment drops in 2Q22

Motherboard and graphics card makers including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, and Micro-Star International (MSI) are all expected to post substantial drops in second-quarter shipments amid falling notebook and PC demand, according to industry sources. The decline is also attributed to the effect of the COVID-induced lockdowns in China on the global supply chain, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on raw material supply, and pressure from global inflation......»»

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Toyota BEV lands in Taiwan

Hotai Motor, Toyota Motor's distributor in Taiwan, has unveiled the Japanese carmaker's battery electric vehicle (BEV) model bZ4X. It is Toyota's first BEV model arriving in Taiwan and part of its plan to launch 30 BEV models by 2030......»»

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Adoption of QLC SSDs to accelerate in 2023

Chipmakers' entry into the race for 200-plus-layer 3D NAND flash chips will be accelerating the adoption of QLC SSDs particularly in the consumer sector in 2023, according to industry sources......»»

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EIH seeks wide application of e-paper, says chairman

E Ink Holdings (EIH) aims to have electronic paper (e-paper) replace paper by seeking more applications to various surfaces such as those of tables, walls and automobiles, according to company chairman and CEO Johnson Lee......»»

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Macroblock expects 2-digit sales growth in 2Q22

LED driver IC design house Macroblock expects to post a double-digit sequential revenue increase with high gross margin in the second quarter of 2022, driven by robust demand for high-end niche-market applications......»»

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Acer announces new PCs and hardware for back-to-school season

Acer has launched new Chromebooks, ultra-thin notebooks, gaming notebooks, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, and monitors for upcoming back-to-school demand......»»

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Renesas to reopen Kofu factory as 300mm wafer fab dedicated for power semiconductors

Renesas Electronics has announced plans to reopen its Kofu factory located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture as a 300mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The facility was closed in October 2014......»»

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Tesla use of SiC sparks debates after Model 3 recalls

One month after Tesla recalled more than 120,000 units of its Model 3 in China, allegedly due to defects in rear motor inverters, the real causes of the defects remain unclear. As Tesla is the first carmaker to use silicon carbide (SiC) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) in commercial cars, the recall has sparked debates about the reliability of SiC - the third-generation semiconductor material that is gaining favor......»»

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Vedanta-Foxconn chip project reportedly demanding high government support

Amid the competition to woo fab investments between India's local governments, the discussion between the Vedanta-Foxconn JV with the Karnataka government, currently the leading state in attracting semiconductor investments, is hitting a roadblock over incentives......»»

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The rise of top 10 IC design companies in China

China, the world's leading consumer of semiconductors, is undergoing a third semiconductor shift in tandem with the development of 5G, consumer electronics, and AI. Owing to the shift of the semiconductor industry – growing downstream demand, and strong support from the government, China's IC design industry has grown rapidly in recent years......»»

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QIC Inside Investor Relation Series (8): What to avoid doing for investor relations management

Effective investor relations management can help you achieve different capital market goals, including attracting high-quality long-term investors, enabling a premium valuation, allowing a stable shareholding structure, and reducing funding costs. To ensure effective two-way communication with investors and achieve desired capital market goals, you should consider a lot of Dos and Don'ts when establishing external communication policies. This article discusses the practices to be avoided in order to accumulate long-term credibility in the capital market and investors' confidence in the quality of your management team. After all, "trust" is the most basic element for investors to support your company for the long term......»»

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Arun Plus and CATL announce strategic collaboration in battery business to accelerate ASEAN EV supply chain

Arun Plus and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) have signed a strategic MOU to explore potential cooperation and development opportunities in battery-related business in ASEAN, to increase the competitive-edge of both parties in battery business, as well as to secure a long-term energy storage system technology in Thailand and in global markets......»»

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Solid-state relay chips work well for power isolation in EVs, says TI manager

The emerging trend of vehicles going electrical and adopting ever-more automotive electronics has not only brought new growth opportunities for the entire automotive industry, but also enabled semiconductor makers to use more of their solutions to solve the resulting technical problems. Texas Instruments (TI), for instance, has recently launched two solid-state relay chips to improve power isolation in EVs......»»

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TI breaks ground on 300mm wafer fabs in Texas

Texas Instruments (TI) has disclosed it has broken ground on its new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas......»»

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Commodity MOSFET inventories rising

Commodity MOSFET chip inventories have been rising, with related suppliers likely to come under pressure to offload their stockpiles starting the fourth quarter of 2022, according to industry sources......»»

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Quanta mulls relocating MacBook production to Chongqing plant

Quanta Computer is mulling the feasibility of relocating production of Apple's MacBook Pros to its plant in Chongqing, southwestern China, as output at its Shanghai plant in the eastern region of the country continues to be constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources......»»

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Samsung reportedly mulls new AP series for flagship smartphones

Samsung Electronics is reportedly mulling developing a new application processor series exclusively for its flagship smartphones, while having its existing Exynos chip series power midrange and entry-level phone models for other brands, according to industry sources. The Exynos series would compete against mobile APs from MediaTek and Qualcomm......»»

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